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Friday, August 24, 2012

International Outer Space Law, Outer Space Treaty, Moon Treaty: Who Owns Space? Who Rules The Laws of Inner and Outer Space? ... And The Role of The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)






Watch: "Will space mining surpass earth mining?" (6:34 minutes 2013)

Read: about "Moon Express"

Read: "Asteroid Mining"

Watch: "Space: The Mining Frontier" (2:18 minutes 2013)

Watch: "Mining Asteroids" (49 minutes 2012)

Watch: "Press Release by Planet Resources Asteroid Mining" (3 minutes 2012)

Read: "Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP)"

Watch: "CrowdFunding Your Next Space Program" (38 minutes 2013)

Watch: "Planetary Resources Kickstarter stretch goals" and Kickstarter Highlights

Read: "Space Exploration" (mini history)

Read: "Who Owns Mars? The Law in Outer Space" by Jesse Londin

Watch: Promo for "Deep Space Industries - Mining The Universe For The Future" (4 minutes 2013)

Read: "SpaceX Reaches Orbit: 7 ways you can get sued doing business in space"

View: Slide show of space related legal issues

Read: "Asteroid Mining Venture Backed By Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled"

Read: "NASA and FAA Agree on Private Space Taxi Rules"

Read: "How To Keep Commercial Spaceflight Safe: QandA With FAA's George Nield"

Read: "Space Tourism and Private Space travel Must Be Safe, House Panel Says"

Read: "Space Law: Is Astroid Mining Legal?"

Read: "Space: The Legal Frontier?"

Read: "Does Astroid Mining Violate Space Law?"

Read: "Space Debris Remediation"



Read: "Can I Buy Land on The Moon?"

Read: "Free-Market Fans Encourage Rush for Off-Planet Real Estate"

Read: "Newly Discovered Network of Moon Tunnels Could House Lunar Colonists" 


Read: "Analysis of Human Space Flight Safety"
Report to Congress 2008
Independent Study Mandated by Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004

FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation

Read: "Regulating Private Human Space Flight"

Remarks by Patricia Grace Smith, 
Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 
At the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 
Washington, D.C., March 28, 2007


European Center for Space Law (ECSL)

Archimedes Institute Library for Space Law and Policy Research

Institute of Air and Space Law ~ McGill University Canada 

International Law Association ~ Space Law Committee

Space Policy and Law of India 

India ~ A Millennium Perspective

China Space Law

The Way Forward for Promoting Awareness of Space Law in Asia

Africa Space Law

Adelta Legal Space Law ~ Australia 

Journal of Space Law

Space Travel Law News ~ Google Blogspot

Space Travel Law News

American bar Association ~ The Forum on Air and Space Law

International Institute of Space Law (IISL)




International Space Law ~ The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is the Secretariat for the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which is the primary international forum for the development of laws and principles governing outer space. In addition to providing parliamentary services, the Office prepares legal studies and background documents on various aspects of space law to assist member States in their deliberations. In accordance with the Action Plan endorsed by the General Assembly in its resolution 55/122, the Office provides information and advice, upon request, to governments, non-governmental organizations and the general public on space law in order to promote understanding, acceptance and implementation of the international space law agreements concluded under United Nations auspices.

NOOSA and The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 ~ Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. The Outer Space Treaty was considered by the Legal Subcommittee in 1966 and agreement was reached in the General Assembly in the same year resolution 2222 (XXI). The Treaty was largely based on the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, which had been adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 1962 (XVIII)in 1963, but added a few new provisions. The Treaty was opened for signature by the three depository Governments (the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America) in January 1967, and it entered into force in October 1967. The Outer Space Treaty provides the basic framework on international space law.


The Fair and Responsible Use of Space: 

An International Perspective



Space Law, A Treatise




The Law of Outer Space









Commercial Utilization of Outer Space: 

Law and Practice







Dispute Settlement in International Space Law: 

A Multi-Door Courthouse for Outer Space